- "Weather the new Great Depression with a car from the last Great Depression. When this rolled off the production line in 1937, minorities and women knew their place. It was the world's fastest automobile. Now it's the world's most expensive second-hand automobile. One of only 10 ever made, the Z-Type is a car you can really enjoy sitting in, surrounded by armed guards, too terrified to actually drive it anywhere."
- ―Legendarymotorsport.net description, GTA V.
The vehicle appears in the Downtown, Residential and Industrial Districts of Anywhere City in GTA 2, all driven by the Zaibatsu gangs. It gives a silenced machine gun when crushed. The Z-Type is inspired by the 1937 Bugatti Type 57 Atlantic.
Like its counterpart in GTA V, it has very characteristic handling, with a high top speed and excellent acceleration, but is very prone to tailspins and can be difficult to control. However, in the hands of an experienced driver, it can be a useful getaway car, especially in timed missions.
The vehicle is a sleek classic coupe made by Truffade. It is based on the 1937 Bugatti Type 57SC Atlantic and the 1937 Talbot-Lago Type 150 CS. Like many other vehicles in the series, the Z-Type has no reversing lights, but contains two orange tail lights, which appear to be indicator lights. The round circle with the Truffade logo on the rear appears to be a boot/trunk, and contains a spare tyre.
In this game, the car is very fast, having a high top speed and excellent acceleration. Game files prove it has a maximum top speed of 405km/h and it has a "turbo" engine. Despite the cons, the car's handling is very sharp and prone to oversteering. One can lose control of it very fast, if care isn't taken. On the other hand, the handling is very responsible, so the player can stop before a crash without problems too. It's engine noise is shared with the Meteor, Trance AM, Miara and many others.
The vehicle is powered by a massive V12 engine, which is capable of powering the vehicle up to impressive top speeds. The car has a very characteristic handling that results in its ability to calmly accelerate and easily weave through light traffic. This gives the player the impression that it is a relatively easy car to drive, but it is also prone to sudden and unexpected spinouts upon cornering at any speed. Due to its poor weight distribution and soft suspension, it is prone to oversteer, and counter-steering is extremely difficult.
GTA V Overview
(0 - 60mph / 0 - 100km/h)
(mph / kph)
(Capacity + Layout + Fuel)
AWD / FWD / RWD
Number + Type
(Kg / lb)
|5.5 Seconds (Website)||130 / 209 (Website)|
140 / 225 (handling.dat)
1000 / 2205
|10.1 Seconds||80 / 128||
Mass cannot be observed.
Prominent Appearances in missions
- Downtown District:
- Residential District:
- The Village
- Industrial District:
- House Of Guns (parked)
- Can be bought for $10,000,000 from Legendarymotorsport.net in story.
- Can be bought for $950,000 from the same website in GTA Online.
- If the player parks it in Trevor's Vespucci Beach parking spot with Franklin after obtaining it during "Eye In The Sky" and kills themself, it will most likely still be parked there if the player hurries back in a taxi, as long as they don't actively drive any other vehicle in the meantime.
- The default radio stations for the Z-Type are:
- A Zaibatsu member can be seen driving the Z-Type in the introduction scene at the Residential District, to run over a Redneck member.
- The Z-Type is one of the oldest cars in GTA V, along with the Hotknife, Duneloader, Rat-Loader, Roosevelt and the old Tractor.
- It is possible to buy more than 8 Z-Types even though Devin Weston and Legendarymotorsport.net claim that there are only 10 in existence, and two are already owned.
- Aside from service and emergency vehicles, the Z-Type, Stallion, Stinger, Panto, Tour Bus, and Furore GT are the only vehicles from the 2D Universe to reappear in the HD Universe.
- When at top speed, the Z-Type can slowly catch up to leading super cars in the game. Note that this can take a relatively long time to be effective.
- If given the right paint job (and possibly the right crew emblem) from Los Santos Customs, it will resemble the Zaibatsu Z-Type from GTA 2.
- The price of the vehicle is inconsistent throughout the game. In an interview Chad Mulligan calls it "a three million dollar car", but the price in Singleplayer is much higher at $10,000,000, while the price in Online is much lower at just $950,000.